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I have 1985 f150 4x4 wtha 351, i have power when i turn key but starter doesnt engage, i have to jump it at celinoid to get it running, i have replaced selanoid, starter, battery and wires and posts,and steering colum not sure what else to try

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Turn key get nothing jump starter and sylenoid just spins


i cant dope out that symptoms.

does it crank or not. be clear there.

no car starts (but my 6sp) if it dont crank.

on A/T cars cranking is a first thing. so does it.?

Solenoids do not spin, the stroke only , it a linear motion.

the Sol. moves the pinion and the main contactor switch only.



my guess is the Starter spins and the crank don\'t spin,

you hear the starter motor spin up, it sings. like bird.

that means the starter /solenoid are bad. (crude)

if the battery is good and or jumper starting off a running car.



It can just be a dirty starter pinion, clean it , repeat.

fixed many for this. i have.



battery cable lugs clean, and good. no green rust.

bad cable usually just make a loud THUNK sound. no spin.

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Good battery, key will not engage starter, jumping starter will not engage drive


jumping across the solenoid will spin the starter but will not engage the pinion in the ring gear. Have a load test done on the battery as I suspect that there is a bad cell and you are not getting a full charge. If the battery is faulty then there is always enough power to turn on dash lights but nothing left to run the high current solenoid and starter.

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That sounds like the ignition in the column. Buy a new ignition and take the column apart. take out the old one and replace with the new. It's a pretty easy job if you're decenty inclined.. let me know of other ??. Or find the hot before the switch and the lead to the starter in the column and put in a push button start. Though then anyone can start the car without a key

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Anyone ever had this problem. 2007 Ford Taurus will sometimes not start when the key is turned. All of the instrument lights come on and I can here the fuel pump engage, but vehicle will not start. I have...


Hi its the starter motor jamming up, had the same car same fault every now and again.

it could just be a bit rusty around the connections so the starter does not get full power when you try to start it. clean the connections before replacing the whole unit. that might cure it. if not you will need a new starter or celinoid.

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Have you chk. the starter switch on the steering colume under dash? Or is starter drive kicking in but not engaging teeth in flexplate? If its not engaging teeth on flexplate starter needs to be shimmed, or if its missing the teeth altogether on flexplate or bearly catching the teeth, top of starter nose wear it bolts up needs to be filed down to engage the teeth on flexplate.

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Hi, I believe the answer is YES! I have an 1985 Cressida wagon. I bought is used and frankly, did not ev en know it HAD an alarm until it went off a month later. But my engine doesnt engage intermittently. It makes NO sounds, not even a click or anything. I found out this happens regularly and the alarm is usually to blame, as if triggered, it disengages the engine. if you hear noise of any kind, have this checked.

I did find it I jump it , it works great! ...however, i can tell when I lock the door, subtle differences in the feel of the key turning that has been 100% indicator of the alarm disengaging the battery. When I get in, sure enough, the car will not turn over.

Someone told me to just take one of the battery terminals off and put back on and the engine will re-engage. Hah! sure. like I know how to do that.

I bought a portable battery charger 19.95 and self jump it. It works every time,. I am not sure why, but it does.

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